Scotland Against Modern Slavery

Published 16 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCampaigns Illegal workers Modern slavery Supply chain
The construction industry is particularly at risk of modern slavery and unethical labour practices. To help combat this, the contractor have become Corporate Partners of Scotland Against Modern Slavery, a forum including the Scottish Government, public organisations and businesses. Scotland Against Modern Slavery exists to help eradicate the atrocity of human trafficking and raise awareness across the Scottish business community...

PVC Freezer Flaps used to Control Room Temperature

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesEnergy saving measures
This contractor has introduced the use of PVC freezer flaps to control room temperature. To enable them to complete the flooring, rooms have to be at certain temperature, so instead of using 110V heaters, they are using PVC freezer flaps. Once works are completed, the freezer flaps can be relocated and reused on different areas, allowing them to use less...

Mental Health Support for Vehicle Drivers

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCLOCS Driver information Mental health Posters
Driving around London can be a very stressful task, especially when considering using lorries to carry very heavy loads. The project team are now providing some mental health support for delivery drivers visiting the project. They have created a document to be given to every driver visiting the project, which will provide some assistance and support for a difficult moment....

CPR Awareness Workshop

Published 2 June 2021 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid
The Emergency Response Team on this project were supplied with three Annie dolls from London Ambulance, so they could refresh their skills with first aiders. Whilst they had these dolls they obtained agreement from London Ambulance to raise awareness to anyone on site who wanted to understand more about CPR. Although coronavirus prevented them from demonstrating rescue breaths, those who...

Ethical Labour Practices and Human Rights Webinar

Published 26 April 2021 | No comments
Written by Lucy Wainwright
CategoriesIllegal workers Management Modern slavery Supply chain engagement
The project Team marked International Human Rights Day by hosting a live webinar with guest speaker Annabel Short, Senior Advisor of the Built Environment for the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB). The webinar was open to all staff as well as clients, consultants and supply chain partners. The discussion covered what human rights mean in practice in the...

DABS – Daily Mental Health and Wellbeing Conversation

Published 7 April 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Mental health Posters
On this project, mental health and wellbeing are discussed on as daily basis during DABs coordination meeting. These meetings are held Monday to Friday and are mandatory for all subcontractors with over 50 people attending the meetings. Discussed in the meeting presentation is: Every day a new subject will be presented and discussed, eg: How to keep active, No Smoking...

Modular Bath Protection and Safety Handrail System 2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 52 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 22 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Jon Ankiewicz
CategoriesInjuries Supply chain engagement Working methods
During the construction of the projects onsite mock up apartment, the contractor in collaboration with the subcontractor, identified that carrying out the stone installation in and around the bath unit was going to pose a risk to the operatives trying to manoeuvre the large format stone pieces above the bath, whilst standing within the curvature of the bath. Another key...

Assisting Employees with Applying for the EU Settlement Scheme 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 22 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCultural needs Diversity Literacy training Minority groups
The EU settlement scheme is designed to offer EU, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK before the end of the transition period, and their eligible family members, the opportunity to protect their residence in the UK after the transition period has ended. On this project around 65% of the workforce are coming from abroad with the majority...

Social Value Report 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Legacy
This contractor have been working to accurately track and measure the social and economic impact of their construction operations, in particular looking at the social return on investment and social profit ratio. Using social profit calculator methodology accredited by Social Value UK, the professional body for social value and impact management, they can measure the impact of their employment and...

Promoting Lighthouse Club’s Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Course

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders Posters
Working in the construction industry is one of the deadliest professions in the UK, not just because of the dangers of heavy machinery; the suicide rate for construction workers is more than three times the national average for men. On this project, they are committed to assisting their workforce as much as possible. They have 15 Mental Health First Aiders...

Multilingual Online Safety Induction

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesSite specific induction Training Workforce information
The contractor has introduced a paperless multilingual online safety induction. The online induction is a video with embedded questions which the viewer should be capable of answering and obtaining the 80% pass mark. The video has subtitle options in Lithuanian, Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian. Volunteers are made available to help with translation for the site specific induction. Anyone passing the...

Mental Health First Aider Sticker

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesMental health Mental health first aiders
The contractor on this project team is very committed to promote mental health and wellbeing. The volunteer Mental Health First Aiders have a gold coloured sticker attached to their safety helmets, in order to make them easier to identify. During safety induction, new workers are informed about the project’s Mental Health First Aider volunteers and how to identify them.

Informative Door Matting

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesReduce Sustainable solutions
On this project, the contractor have introduce informative door matting. The door matting will inform those viewing it of the building, floor level, apartment number and apartment type. The door matting is an environment friendly option, as it will last longer than the popular laminated sign.

Falling Objects Scenarios Video

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesIdentification of near misses Site specific induction Training Workforce information
Although all measures are taken to prevent dropped and falling objects on site, human error can still occur when working at height and perimeter edges. On this project they have worked with Multivista to develop a scenarios video with regards to falling objects. The video takes 3 scenarios, played by individuals who work on our site, these scenarios are: A...

Emergency Response Team

Published 8 March 2021 | No comments
Written by Ashleigh Lang
CategoriesCommunicate initiatives Emergency procedures First Aid Workforce information
Whilst intensive plans and procedures are put in place to protect everyone’s safety on site with regards to injury, things can still happen and people are still taken unwell. On this project they have set up an emergency response team led by they FREC3 and ex forces personnel who are dedicated and passionate about first aid on site. Between them...